Arno Elias: Lost | Soho

March 28 - April 28, 2019 

Space Gallery St Barth is delighted to present a solo exhibition of artwork by photographer and painter, Arno Elias. The show is comprised of twenty hand-painted photographs that capture both wildlife and tribal ways of life that are equally endangered. Elias strives to communicate the importance of the relationship between man and nature: man influenced by animal and animal imprinted by man. In his hand painted photographs, Elias applies the traditional colors of the African tribes that live side by side with endangered species thereby making them interchangeable with the animals with whom they share their lives. These works simultaneously highlight the beauty of our world, but also its fragility.  

Elias’ process for creating his multi-media artworks is quite involved. After developing each photograph, the artist hand-paints a distinct language of codes, designs and embellishments in red, blue, yellow, green, silver, and gold pigments on top of each photo’s surface. In this way, each piece becomes a unique mixed-media photographic painting.  

Arno Elias’ artwork has been exhibited widely in New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Dubai and been featured in numerous art fairs throughout North America including Art Chicago, San Francisco Art Market, Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley, Art Toronto as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland. Elias has worked with fashion icons Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino, with Latin recording artist, Shakira, and composed the score for multiple worldwide campaign videos for UNICEF. In 2016, Elias founded the not-profit organization I’m Not a Trophy with supermodel, Cara Delevingne. The organization is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. The artist currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. 

Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami.

Mara (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Mara (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

65 x 46 in (165.10 x 116.84 cm)

Jumbo 7 (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Jumbo 7 (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

77 x 58 in (195.58 x 147.32 cm)

Giraffa (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Giraffa (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

70 x 50 in (177.80 x 127 cm)

Leone (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Leone (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

52 x 41 in (132.08 x 104.14 cm)

Samburu Family (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Samburu Family (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

45 x 65 in (114.30 x 165.10 cm)

Mursi and Lion (1/9), 2016

Arno Elias

Mursi and Lion (1/9), 2016

Limited edition hand painted photography

38 x 51 in (96.52 x 129.54 cm)

Simba (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Simba (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

51 x 51 in (129.54 x 129.54 cm)

Giraffe Duet (1/12), 2019

Arno Elias

Giraffe Duet (1/12), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

30 x 41 in (76.20 x 104.14 cm)

Simba 3  (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Simba 3 (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

46 x 65 in (116.84 x 165.10 cm)

Rhino Love (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Rhino Love (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

51 x 72 in (129.54 x 182.88 cm)

Tete (1/12), 2019

Arno Elias

Tete (1/12), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

30 x 41 in (76.20 x 104.14 cm)

Leo (1/20), 2019

Arno Elias

Leo (1/20), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

19 x 25.50 in (48.26 x 64.77 cm)

The Stand (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

The Stand (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

52 x 38 in (132.08 x 96.52 cm)

Untitled, 2013

Arno Elias

Untitled, 2013

Mixed media

24.50 x 18.50 in (62.23 x 46.99 cm)

The Hunt (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

The Hunt (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

35 x 52 in (88.90 x 132.08 cm)

Jumbo 3 (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Jumbo 3 (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

52 x 72 in (132.08 x 182.88 cm)

The Masai (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

The Masai (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

38 x 52 in (96.52 x 132.08 cm)

Thamani (1/20), 2019

Arno Elias

Thamani (1/20), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)

Ari (1/12), 2019

Arno Elias

Ari (1/12), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

41 x 32 in (104.14 x 81.28 cm)

Giraffe Family (1/20), 2019

Arno Elias

Giraffe Family (1/20), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

18.50 x 25.50 in (46.99 x 64.77 cm)

Kulinda (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Kulinda (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

43 x 60 in (109.22 x 152.40 cm)

Jumbo 9 (1/6), 2019

Arno Elias

Jumbo 9 (1/6), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

72 x 59 in (182.88 x 149.86 cm)

Mtoto (1/12), 2019

Arno Elias

Mtoto (1/12), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

31 x 41 in (78.74 x 104.14 cm)

Simba Gold (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Simba Gold (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

52 x 46.50 in (132.08 x 118.11 cm)

Gorilla Family (1/20), 2019

Arno Elias

Gorilla Family (1/20), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

19 x 25.50 in (48.26 x 64.77 cm)

Cara, Lion (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Cara, Lion (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

52 x 40 in (132.08 x 101.60 cm)

Sitara (1/9), 2019

Arno Elias

Sitara (1/9), 2019

Limited edition hand painted photography

40 x 59 in (101.60 x 149.86 cm)

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Arno Elias: Lost | Soho
March 28 - April 28, 2019 Space Gallery St Barth is delighted to present a solo exhibition of artwork by photographer and painter, Arno Elias. The show is comprised of twenty hand-painted photographs that capture both wildlife and tribal ways of life that are equally endangered. Elias strives to communicate the importance of the relationship between man and nature: man influenced by animal and animal imprinted by man. In his hand painted photographs, Elias applies the traditional colors of the African tribes that live side by side with endangered species thereby making them interchangeable with the animals with whom they share their lives. These works simultaneously highlight the beauty of our world, but also its fragility. Elias’ process for creating his multi-media artworks is quite involved. After developing each photograph, the artist hand-paints a distinct language of codes, designs and embellishments in red, blue, yellow, green, silver, and gold pigments on top of each photo’s surface. In this way, each piece becomes a unique mixed-media photographic painting. Arno Elias’ artwork has been exhibited widely in New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Dubai and been featured in numerous art fairs throughout North America including Art Chicago, San Francisco Art Market, Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley, Art Toronto as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland. Elias has worked with fashion icons Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino, with Latin recording artist, Shakira, and composed the score for multiple worldwide campaign videos for UNICEF. In 2016, Elias founded the not-profit organization I’m Not a Trophy with supermodel, Cara Delevingne. The organization is dedicated to creating greater awareness for the rapid extinction of endangered species around the world. The artist currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. Established in 2011, Space Gallery St Barth is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to showcasing painting, photography, and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Since its inception, Space Gallery St Barth has built up an impressive roster of artists, curated international exhibitions, and participated in major art fairs including the Venice Biennale. As of today, the gallery has locations in St Barth and New York City and regularly exhibits in Monaco and Miami.
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Space Gallery St Barth
New York City
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